Continue the Ride

CONTINUE THE RIDE

Continue The Ride with the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® all year long with powersports news and events happening in the industry. We're bringing you the latest bike news, events, rides and interesting happenings each month. With Summer here, we know you are all gearing and getting out to ride!

Marc Marquez is Crowned the King of COTA

Taking his first win of this season today, Marc Marquez completed another perfect weekend at Circuit of the Americas, succeeding in Austin for the fifth-straight time after starting from pole position. Meanwhile, Dani Pedrosa made it a double-podium finish for Repsol Honda Team, posting a solid third-place result after leading the early going.

Marc’s win today also adds yet another important piece to Honda’s own domination in MotoGP events hosted in the USA. In fact, the last 14 MotoGP races on American tarmac have been won by Honda riders. (The last non-Honda MotoGP winner in the country was Jorge Lorenzo, at Laguna Seca in 2010.) Honda have therefore won 17 of the 22 premier-class Grand Prix races that have taken place in the USA during the MotoGP era. With this result, Marc and Dani move up the Championship standings to third and sixth places, respectively.

© Article Courtesy of Moto Matters

 

 

Marc Marquez is Crowned the King of COTA

MotoAmerica Season-Opener at COTA

For the second straight day, Elias scored victory at COTA, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider matching his effort from a year ago with two wins. Like yesterday's Motul Superbike race, it didn't come easy as he had his hands full with two riders for the duration of the race. The first was his teammate Roger Hayden, the second was Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing's Cameron Beaubier, the defending two-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion bouncing back from yesterday's crash-interrupted eighth-place finish to beat Hayden to the line for second place.

With two races complete in the 10-round (20-race) battle for the Motul Superbike crown, Elias leads the way with his perfect 50 points, 14 clear of Hayden's 36. Beaubier sits third with 28 points, one better than Fong.

Click here for more details and full article.

© Article Courtesy of MotoAmerica 

MotoAmerica Season-Opener at COTA

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show was an inspiring showcase of works from builders and craftsmen that combine knowledge, skill, and ingenuity to create one-of-a-kind truly hand-built machines. By sharing this work, Handbuilt adds fuel to a revolution in the making. People crave the satisfaction and creative outlet of producing something truly unique and fit to their own preferences for design and function. This renaissance of working with our hands has helped create the movement that is the custom motorcycle scene. It is our vision that those that visit The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show will be inspired to pick up tools and use their hands to make something of their own.

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

MotoGP FANS FLOCK TO THE HONDA TENT

For this year's MotoGP race at the world famous Circuit of the Americas, the Honda tent showcased over 50+ products including the ultra-exclusive RC213V-S and the all-new CBR1000RR SP.  They had a DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) roller for patrons to sit on and experience.  Popular demos were back this year and the 2017 Rebel and CBR10000RR SP were big hits among the patrons. But the key highlight of the event was interviews with Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa where fans packed the tent in droves having the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite rider.

MotoGP FANS FLOCK TO THE HONDA TENT

DUCATI ISLAND: A MUST-SEE EXPERIENCE

Ducati Island was serving up a world class experience for Ducati owners and race revelers looking for entertainment, product demos, a VIP hospitality with track view and more.  We got to take a Scrambler for a “Joy Ride”, watch kids live out their MotoGP dreams on electric minis, see racer interviews and be served prosciutto and cheese from the Ducati CEO himself.  This was most definitely the place to be when taking in the one-and-only Americas GP.  

 

Ducati Island: A Must-See Experience

WHISKEY GRADE CARAVAN ROLLING INTO CHICAGO

The Whiskey Grade Caravan, an 50-foot trailer converted mobile store  is on the road for the #MotosAcrossAmerica Tour. Next stop – Motoblot in Chicago, IL. Whiskey Grade is in search of the people and places that make up our moto culture: riders, adventurers, creatives, builders and dreamers and documenting the entire tour so make sure to follow along on Whiskey Grade’s Instagram on their journey across America.

WHISKEY GRADE CARAVAN ROLLING INTO CHICAGO

"PURE EXCITEMENT!"; INDIAN®​ SCOUT SWEEPSTAKES WINNER ANNOUNCED

Indian® Motorcycles and The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® united riders nationwide during it’s 10-city tour with an online and in-person sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Motorcycle – a bike that has conquered the Wall of Death, carried the Wrecking Crew to victory and made the world’s fastest Indian.

Dale Solmonson, an avid motorcycle rider attended the Minneapolis IMS Show and recently claimed his prize at Mies Outland dealership in Watkins, MN. Dale gifted the bike to his girlfriend for her birthday! Congratulations Dale and thank you to our sponsor Indian® and everyone that entered. 

SISTERS' CENTENNIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE

2016 is the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented ride across the United States on motorcycles. The Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride July 3-23, 2016, will honor and celebrate our female motorcycling heroines of the past, as we promote the growth of women motorcyclists and the motorcycling community.

In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to cross the continental United States, each on her own motorcycle. They became the first women to reach the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak each on her own motorcycle. In 2002 the Sisters were inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Hall of Fame and in 2003 they were inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

Women, as well as men, are encouraged to come out and meet the riders along the way at community events posted on the website. Registration options now include attendance at the launch and grand finale in Brooklyn and San Francisco, as well as  a new day-rider option.

For more detailed information, click here.

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DUNGEY CAPS OFF CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING SEASON WITH NINTH MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS VICTORY IN LAS VEGAS

A crowd of 36,714 fans braved a day and night filled with rain at Sam Boyd Stadium to celebrate the end of the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship. One week after clinching his third career 450SX Class title, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey survived the most difficult track conditions of the season to capture his ninth win of championship to cap off his successful title defense by moving into a ties as the winningest ride in Las Vegas history. In the annual 250SX Class East/West Shootout, GEICO Honda’s Malcolm Stewart and Yamalube/ Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb were crowned champions in the Eastern and Western regions, respectively, while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy took his third win of the season.

DUNGEY CAPS OFF CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING SEASON WITH NINTH MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS VICTORY IN LAS VEGAS

MOTOS ACROSS AMERICA PRESENTED BY WHISKEY GRADE

If you want to get to know a place, get to know the people. This spring Whiskey Grade is setting out in search of the people and places: riders, adventurers, creatives, builders and dreamers with a motorcycle ride across America (Motos Across America). They are hitting the road with the Whiskey Grade Caravan, an incredible 50-foot trailer that has been converted in a mobile store and spending quality time with tastemakers and influences around the country. The tour will be a collaborative, creativity-inspiring experience of meet-ups, pop-ups and ride-outs. A social gathering of like minded friends who just need an excuse to get out there. 

SUZUKI SWEEPSTAKES WINNER ANNOUNCED

Attendees at the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® and Glendale Supercross event had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a 2016 Suzuki RM-Z250. One lucky winner from the Miami IMS, Jacquanica Napper, recently claimed her prize at the Palmetto Motorsports dealership in Hialeah, FL.  Jacquanica's boyfriend also owns a 2007 RM-Z250 that he purchased from Palmetto Motorsports.  Couples that ride together stay togehter...right?!  Congratulations Jacquanica and thank you to our sponsor Suzuki and everyone that entered.

About the bike...The RM-Z250 continues to evolve for 2016, delivering a higher level of performance with suspension and frame advancements to improve its already class-leading handling, the addition of Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC), and extensive engine upgrades, bringing over 80 redesigned internal engine parts to the 2016 RM-Z250.  

 
SUZUKI SWEEPSTAKES WINNER ANNOUNCED

AMA PRO FLAT TRACK AT COTA

The world's best dirt track racers including Super Hooligan racers like Roland Sands took to their twin-cylinder motorcycles for the first time on Saturday April 9, 2016 in Austin,TX when AMA Pro Flat Trackdebuted at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) during the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas race weekend. Both the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines and GNC2 classes competed on a brand new and purpose-built mile track designed by the seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr. The Ama Pro Flat Track races ran less than a quarter of a mile away from the main entrance to COTA's road racing circuit where both MotoGP and MotoAmerica competed over the weekend. Both the GNC1 and GNC2 classes were showcases, introducing a new and exciting type of motorcycle racing to the Red Bull Grand Prix fans after road racing qualifying concluded on Saturday afternoon.  

 

Click here for more results and news about AMA Pro Flat Track.
 

AMA PRO FLAT TRACK AT COTA

THE DUCATI EXPERIENCE TOUR IS HEADED YOUR WAY!

Join us and come test ride your favorite 2016 Ducati.

Ducati is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Ducati Experience Tour, a series of exciting events making their way across the country, bringing our amazing 2016 Ducati line up to a city near you! Spanning three-day weekends, each stop on the tour will feature Ducati test rides and have a slew of various activities taking place over the course of the weekend. Two simultaneous Tour Experiences will be taking place; the 2016 Ducati Experience Tour and the 2016 Ducati Demo Days. 

The 2016 Ducati Experience Tour 
Hosted by Ducati North America in partnership with Ducati Dealerships nationwide, The Ducati Experience Tour will include the Ducati semi-truck complete with the vast majority of our amazing 2016 model line-up represented. Come join us for some fun and take part in one of up to 10 test ride sessions per day!

The 2016 Ducati Demo Days
Hosted directly by your local participating Ducati dealership with support from Ducati North America, the Ducati Demo Days will be very similar to the Experience Tour. Test rides will be running all weekend long with the majority of our 2016 model line up available with plenty of test ride sessions available.

Each event is sure to be action-packed and dealerships will have a wide array of activities going on such as live music, BBQ’s, food trucks, MotoGP and World Superbike race viewing parties, and much, much more. Please check with your local Ducati dealer for event specifics.

THE DUCATI EXPERIENCE TOUR IS HEADED YOUR WAY!

WELCOME TO THE HORSEPOWER RODEO

MotoGP is the biggest, baddest, fastest, loudest, wildest motorcycle racing in the world. MotoGP bikes are completely custom speed machines, built purely for the GP series. Unlike other motorcycle racing series, a MotoGP bike is built from scratch and does not share a single part with its showroom brethren. It's an exotic, 240-horsepower, fire-breathing beast that few men can wrangle. The MotoGP pilots are the fiercest competitors on two wheels. The battles are intense, the rivalries run deep and the fans are rabid.

MotoAmerica returns with MotoGP this year, bringing its unique style of wild and exciting racing. The series is reinvigorating motorcycle racing in North America with wall-to-wall action and unbelievable access to the riders and their machines.

The Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas will be the fiercest, most suspenseful two-wheeled racing weekend ever. Click here for more details and information.

WELCOME TO THE HORSEPOWER RODEO

#AMERICASGP RACE RESULTS; WHO WAS CROWNED THE KING OF COTA?

MotoGP, socially known as #AmericasGP, where the riders are tested; where battles are fought wheel to-wheel; where championships are made. The fierce competition returned to Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on Friday April 8 - Sunday April 10 in Austin, TX with three full days of racing and festivities around the Circuit. All eyes were on Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as the MotoGP World Championship lined up at the head the grid for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The Spaniard went into the race with a perfect record on the American soil; winning every MotoGP race he had started in the United States. 

Click here to see the full race results. 

#AMERICASGP RACE RESULTS; WHO WAS CROWNED THE KING OF COTA?

THE BATTLE FOR THE SX LEAD

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made its annual visit to the motorsports mecca of Indianapolis on Saturday at a 60,085 fan-filled Lucas Oil Stadium. In what was arguably the most exciting battle for victory of the 2016 season, Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey outlasted RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/ Suzuki Factory Racing's Ken Roczen to capture his seventh win and extend his points leads. In the fifth race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Chamionship, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Aaron Plessinger became the fifth different winner in as many races, dominating en route to his first career Main Event victory at his home race.  

 

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THE BATTLE FOR THE SX LEAD

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